Evan Dawson is the Managing Editor and Finger Lakes Editor of the New York Cork Report, the two-time winner of the award for Best Single-Subject Wine Blog. He writes several pieces weekly for NYCR. His day job is morning anchor of 13 WHAM News This Morning in Rochester, NY, broadcasting on the ABC affiliate (as well as the local CW channel). His on-air duties also include reporting on politics and public policy.
Evan has always gravitated toward long-form writing.
His first attempt at a book was historical fiction, a never-finished novel ambitiously launched in the seventh grade about the explorers Lewis and Clark. His second attempt did indeed see completion, if not publication; Domedwellers was a co-authored work of science fiction and ostensible humor that covered 284 single-spaced notebook pages, written by hand before Evan completed high school. It remains slumbering in a desk drawer somewhere.
Narrative non-fiction, an ideal outlet for storytellers, has inspired Evan. Moved by essays from the likes of such outstanding writers as David Rakoff and Michael Pollan, Evan saw a way to combine that form with the research-based narrative non-fiction as demonstrated by Benjamin Wallace and Mike Steinberger. The result, Summer in a Glass, is Evan’s debut effort. Readers will find that it subtly tips the cap in the direction of writers like Terry Theise, Matt Kramer, Neal Rosenthal, James Molesworth, and more.
Evan lives in Rochester with his wife Morgan, a professional photographer whose work appears in Summer in a Glass and also on www.morgandawson.com. He relishes communicating with readers. You can reach Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @evandawson. And you’ll find his work in a variety of other sources, including the online wine magazine Palate Press. Check out the blog section of this website for some of his favorites and some of his most recent pieces.